This instructable will walk you through creating your own Mr. Spock, which can be used, after you create it, as a magnet, random desk item, or a Spock for your pocket. (You know you always wanted a Spock in your pocket!)
As Kiteman said Spock + pocket = Spocket
Everyone needs a Spocket!!
Let's get started
Step 1: Materials Needed
Small amount of masking tape
My instructable on fixing hard sculpey HERE
Step 2: The Armature
For this armature I took three paper clips and bent them out into a basic human shape. I went ahead and put some masking tape on to keep it from moving around to much, but this isn't completely necessary.
Step 3: Don't Lose Your Head
I then added some basic details of the head, ears and a nose. Mainly because it bothered me to see a big round ball for a head, I wanted to give it some shape. This also helped me to decide other sizes for the rest of Mr. Spock's body.
Step 4: It Gets Cold in Space, So Put on a Shirt
Step 5: No Pants? Illogical
Step 6: Hair, Eyes and Boots!
When I do sculpey, I like a drawn look with a slight raise, so I take a tooth pick and draw places I want to place clay. So for Spock's eyes I poked holes, I then drew deep lines on his face for eyebrows. I rolled very small black coils and used the tooth pick as a "brush" to lay the coils in the lines I created, pressing slightly.
I wanted his boots black but I didn't want them to blend into his pants, so taking black I added some of the blue shirt sculpey color to the black and mixed to get a grey. Just like the pants I rolled coils to created the boots shape.
Step 7: Add Some Detail
Step 8: Need a Hand?
Step 9: Uniform Details
To smooth out any finger marks and make him look all Spocky, I took baby oil and a small brush, and moved it around Spock. Baby oil softens Sculpey. (See my instructable on that: HERE) When you use baby oil as a "paint" the sculpey becomes pretty liquid, this lets you get rid of your finger marks and get a really smooth look.
Step 10: Bake It!
I like little magnet people, I'm making a set for my board at work so the when kids have free time they can play.
I would LOVE to see your very own Mr. Spock! Don't forget: "Sculpt long and prosper!"
Step 11: PoofRabbit Tips and Tricks
- Seriously best tip I have for fixing dried out sculpey is in one of my other instructables HERE I was so excited when I learned how to fi my dried out clay, and now I'm a mess making crazy sculpey stuff all the time!
- If you bake 10 degrees cooler than the package says for an entire hour, you will get a harder clay.
- Let the clay stay in the oven until the oven cools completely down, this allows the clay to actually keep cooking and you will be surprised at the results difference.
- Use a brush and baby oil to get rid of fine lines and finger prints
- Mix your own colors. They have a million and one colors, and that's great but you can do a lot with a basic color set.